Monday, October 06, 2008

Here it comes.

Looks like the Fox chyron guy is busy as a beaver, shorthanding McCain talking points to make it easier for the ill-informed to digest the news.

Obama is a terrorist.

Obama is "dangerous" and "disrespectful" to the troops.

Obama hates America because his pastor is an angry black man.

Obama will eat your puppy.

Desperate and out of ideas, the McCain campaign is rolling out the sleaze machine, the Mighty Wurlitzer of character assassination that has never met a smear, lie or innuendo that couldn't be exploited for a 24 hour news cycle. It's the default position of today's modern GOP.

In an interview with Bill Kristol, the fact-free columnist of the liberal New York Times, Sarah Palin dragged Reverend Wright back onto center stage. This from a woman whose own pastor is obsessed with witches.

Last spring, when Republicans here in North Carolina ran a Reverend Wright TV spot with the same language as Palin uses in the interview, McCain told them to pull it.

"It's not the message of the Republican Party," he said. "It's not the message of my campaign. I've pledged to conduct a respectful campaign."

But that was then. Principles have a way of changing when your poll numbers go south.

Speaking of chyrons, here's one that was accurate:

You want four more years of this, McCain/Palin is your ticket.

Me, I'd rather go with the black man who hates Jesus.

1 comment:

JD Rhoades said...

It appears that Senator McCain's ethics are entirely poll-driven.